Every pickup truck lover dreams of finding the perfect vehicle that will turn heads on the road. Looking for a new truck is no easy feat, and requires a lot of time, dedication, and thought before you can pick which model you’re going to drive off the lot.
Truck shopping in the digital age means there are plenty of websites that can help you customize and create the pickup you’re looking for until it’s absolutely perfect. Many provide unlimited options like color, wheel and tire type, suspension height, and more.
These state-of-the-art websites also boast seamless user experiences, as well as options to save as many designs as you’d like if you’re having trouble deciding between something. Many even let you get quotes from local dealers if you’re sold on one of your creations and need to test drive it ASAP.
The Best Sites for Instant Customization
If you’ve ever dreamed of creating the perfect pickup, or are looking to modify the next truck you’ve got your eye on, these ten websites can help you customize the ultimate vehicle:
Honda Customization Tool
Of course, it’s important to start with the dealers. Honda is an industry leader in automobiles, and their customizable website proves easy and simple to use.
Simply head to the homepage, then go to the minivan and truck section under the “Vehicles” tab and click “Build” on their Ridgeline model. The Honda site is great if you want to see pricing, customize the pickup’s color, wheels, as well as various interior and exterior accessories, however, you are limited to their only pickup model.
Once you’ve created your perfect customization, hit “View your build summary” to see the total price.
GM Pick Up Visualization Tool
GM’s website is another great place to get customized looks from a highly trusted brand.
First thing’s first, head over to homepage, then the “Vehicles” tab, then “Trucks”. From there, you’ll pick which model you’d like to build upon. Next, you’ll be taken to the build page where you can choose from plenty of trims, colors, packages, and interior or exterior accessories.
This site offers quite a few more options than Honda’s, however, you’re still relegated to GM makes and models. Once you’ve finished customizing your pickup, you can be put in touch with the closest fleet expert near you to finalize pricing and other details.
If you’d rather not be relegated to certain dealers’ models, Interactive Garage is just the place for you. This site wastes no time in taking you to what you want, however, the number of options available to you may get overwhelming.
Once you’re on the homepage, go to “Demo”. From there, you’ll be able to select your desired year, make, and model of the truck. Then, you can select the sub model and cabin size. Customizable options include color, bed accessories, front and back bumper, fender flares, grille guards and other accessories, hood options, lighting, and many, many more.
Pickup truck aficionados may find this site to be perfect if you know exactly what you’re looking for. User experience is also ideal, as the demo allows you to see your truck changes in real time.
Just like Interactive Garage, Rad Rides wastes no time in getting you to the customization page. Simply go to the homepage click on the “Build It” tab, then go wild! (After all, their slogan is “If you can dream it, we can build it!)
From there, you’ll pick your make and model and customize your color, wheels, tires, and other exterior accessories. If you don’t know where to start, the “Custom Builds” tab shows off some great examples of the custom pickup trucks the Rad Rides team has created.
It’s important to note that Rad Rides is located in Garland, TX, so Texas natives can rejoice. That’s not to say other pickup fans can’t customize their ride here, it just may mean extra travel time. Give their team a call or shoot them an email for more details.
The unique thing about Ultra Wheel is that it keeps its database updated with new vendors, vehicles, and features or accessories. After you get to their homepage, you’ll want to head to the “Search By Vehicle” tab, then “Iconfigurator”. This will take you to where you want to go, allowing you to choose your make, model, wheel and car color, and more.
While it may not boast as many options as Rad Rides or Interactive Garage, it can still get the job done if you’re going for something a little simpler. The user experience comes with a great layout that also lets you see your changes in real time.
Once you’ve found a customization you like, the “Dealer Location” button will take you to a list of local retailers that can help you purchase the truck.
3D Tuning is another comprehensive customization site that allows far more options and a simple user experience.
Head to the homepage, then “Truck Configurator” to get started. Choose your make and model, and then go crazy with all of the customizable features! The only downside is that once you’ve customized your truck, there isn’t a great way to actually look for local retailers.
However, you can still save your design and even share it on social media, but wowing your friends may be just as awesome as getting a new truck!
As with many of the others on this list, Ride Styler is an easy-to-use site, however, this website only offers tire and wheel customization. (So, if you other sites have proved to not have the tire/wheels you want and love, head over to Ride Styler.)
Once you’re on the homepage, you’ll select what kind of vehicle you have, and then the website will configure its wheel and tire selection for you to choose from. When you’ve picked the products you like, hit “Visualize” to see it in real time.
If you work in an office, you may recognize the 3M brand. It stands to reason that this design company can help you customize an incredibly cool and unique truck, especially if you own your own business.
3M offers customizable truck wraps and allows you to pick the kind of finish (gloss or matte), and lets you find the nearest retailer to you to get your wrap printed ASAP!
All you need to do is go to the homepage, and go to the “Vehicles and Transportation” page. From there, you can request a sample and tell 3M what kind of truck surface you’re working with.
Not only is this great for pickup trucks, it’s also great for trailers! If you’re a business owner that finds yourself having to haul a trailer, you can get a wrap to match to ensure you’re always on brand no matter where you go.
While the Automotive Concepts homepage doesn’t look like it’s been updated in the last few years, don’t let that deter you. This custom truck builder website is another great choice if you’re looking to create a model with plenty of options.
Simply scroll down to the “Build Your Own Truck” option to get started. From there, you’ll select your year, make, and model, sub model, and cab size, and then it’s time to get to work! The Automotive Concepts site boasts as many customizable features as Interactive Garage and can even help you sort out pricing once you’ve made a design you’re proud of.
Outlaw Jeep and Truck Accessories
Last, but certainly not least, is the Outlaw Jeep and Truck accessories website. Like the more robust websites listed in this article, the Outlaw site lets you build your dream vehicle, and offers a few more options if you come to find your pickup may need to be modified a bit.
Once you’re on the homepage, head to the “Customize Online” tab. The configuration layout is very similar to the Automotive Concepts, which just makes for an easy and familiar user experience. (As well as the amount of customization and pricing features!)
However, the Scottsdale, AZ location does mean that some users may not be able to access the place locally. As with the Rad Rides site, be sure to reach out to their team if you’re absolutely sold on the vehicle you’ve customized.
Time to Visualize Your Design
Customizing your very own pickup truck (like making it louder) is just one of the many perks of being alive in the digital age. While there are plenty of things that go into making the perfect truck, the most important thing that matters is that you like it. If you don’t feel comfortable behind the wheel, it may time to go back to the drawing board until you can’t imagine ever driving another truck.
We hope you found this article extremely helpful, and can’t wait to see your customizations on the open road. Honk if you love your new, customized pickup!
Hi, I am Brad. Car Independent is your source for independent views on cars and car accessories. Whether you looking to buy a new car or something cool for your car, you have many options. My aim to help you make the best-informed choices.